CCJ honors 2012 Innovator of the Year

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At the CCJ Innovators Summit held Feb. 8-10 in Duck Key, Fla., the Innovator of the Year Award was presented to American Central Transport of Liberty, Mo. The award recognizes trucking operations that have demonstrated true innovation in trucking management.

ACT, a truckload carrier serving major shippers throughout the eastern half of the United States, received the award for its driver recruiting program and pay model. The company developed the ACTivate Careers Program targeting returning military veterans and former drivers. It also initiated a performance-based driver pay system in which company drivers are paid by performance in five categories: utilization, fuel economy, safety, service and route compliance.

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc., PeopleNet, Castrol Heavy Duty Lubricants and ACS – A Xerox Company were sponsors of the award. J.J. Keller President and Chief Executive Officer James J. Keller and his wife Rosanne attended the event on behalf of the company. This year marked the fifth year that J J. Keller has sponsored the event.

“We were very pleased with our reception and the fact that all of the Innovator nominees were also J.J. Keller customers,” says Keller. “We spent quality time getting to know these Innovator companies – it was a real learning experience.”